How does a company set breathalyser requirements for a Kiosk in the RIW System?

This article details how to set breathalyser requirements when integrated with a kiosk in the RIW System.  

Before updating kiosk or breathalyser settings, the device must be added to the RIW System. Refer to How does a company add a new hardware device for a site in the RIW System?

This instruction applies to the following user roles:

  • Advanced Project Admin
  • Employer Admin (where designated as a Contractor In Charge of a project)
  • Employer Admin - No Payment (where designated as a Contractor In Charge of a project)
  • Helpdesk
  • Project Admin
  • Site Admin


Go to and log in using your credentials.


Click on Administration > Site.

Select the site where the Kiosk and breathalyser is installed and click Edit.


Select Kiosks from the left-hand menu.

Site status can be set to Open, Closed or Evacuation mode.  Please refer to How to place a kiosk into evacuation mode for further guidance on this feature.

The following criteria can  be set when a breathalyser unit is integrated with a Kiosk device for:

  • Rail Workers - this is a cardholder who holds the Rail Corridor Access Job Role defined for the Network where the site is located.
  • Non Rail Workers - this is a cardholder who does not hold the Rail Corridor Access Job Role defined for the Network where the site is located.
  • Visitors - a non-RIW cardholder who attends a site.

The follow settings can be determined for each of the above cohorts.

  • BrAC Test Required: tick this box if a breathalyser test is required.
  • BrAC Percentage: the percentage of breathalyser tests required (enter number between 0 and 100). Example: If 100 is entered, every worker swiping in will be require a breathalyser test each time they swipe in. If 50 is entered, there will be a 50% chance of a cardholder being prompted to complete a breathalyser test on swipe in.


When a cardholder is denied access to site due to a non-negative breathalyser result, an SMS and email will be sent to the designated site contacts at the site where the result was recorded. The cardholder will be automatically blocked from site. 

Site blocks can only be lifted by a user with the relevant permission after following secondary confirmatory testing.

Undertaking a secondary breathalyser test will not automatically lift a site block. 

Breathalyser test records are available on a cardholder's profile, however the result will be recorded on the Swipes tab in the RIW System as Kiosk Access Denied - BrAC Test Non-Negative. For more information refer to What are the different type of swipe events in the RIW System?

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